The Crusader Cross Shield Necklace is the latest addition to the Magick Collection by Alex Streeter. This shield is emblazoned with the “Cross Patteé”, the royal emblem of the The Knights Templar, which is set over a flat cabochon in your choice of Black Onyx or Chrysophrase.
During the crusades, the Knights Templar became immensely powerful and wealthy, creating what many recognize as the first banking system. Through the centuries they were influenced by many eastern philosophies; Sufism, Islam and even ancient forms of Christianity such as Gnosticism. After the crusades, the Knights Templar were persecuted and tortured, considered to be heretics practicing “Black Magick”.